On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the museum will host a poetry workshop taught by Oklahoma Book Award winner and professor Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a tour of the museum, followed by a workshop at 7:00 p.m. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome to attend the tour and the poetry workshop. No previous creative writing experience or training is necessary.
The workshop is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Please register in advance through the form at the bottom of this page so we can get a head count.
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a poet, writer and literary scholar; in 2009, she earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Her first poetry book, Tongue Tied Woman, won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women in 2002. Her second poetry collection, Work Is Love Made Visible (West End Press, 2009), won the 2010 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry, the 2010 Western Heritage Award for Poetry from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the 2010 WILLA Award for Poetry from Women Writing the West.
Mish has published poetry in The Fiddleback, This Land, Naugatuck River Review, Concho River Review, LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, San Pedro River Review, and Blast Furnace, among others. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Sugar Mule, Crosstimbers, Red Dirt Chronicles, and Cybersoleil.
As a contributing editor, Mish regularly writes essays for Oklahoma Today. She is also editor of award-winning Mongrel Empire Press. Dr. Mish is the Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy and the craft of poetry. For more information, visit http://www.tonguetiedwoman.com.
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